All good things come in pairs: Colts Neck StillHouse is getting ready to open for the summer, and Source Farmhouse Brewery is right behind it – literally. The new brewery will open in the fall directly behind the distillery.
Philip Petracca of Howell and Greg Taylor of Asbury Park have turned their vision into a reality – taking a historic 125-year old barn and creating a farm-to-glass, locally sourced microbrewery. They made painstaking efforts to maintain the barn’s historic beauty and honor Colts Neck’s agricultural past.
According to their website: “Small independent breweries often become the fabric knitting a local community together. That is our vision, and when we first saw the 125-year-old dairy barn on a beautiful farm in the agricultural town of Colts Neck, we knew we had found the right place and set off on our mission to curate the ideal beer drinking experience.”
The renovations will bring the barn up to code for the 21st century and enhance the overall experience for the modern-day crowd. On 1.75 acres, the brewery will feature an indoor tap room, courtyard in the front, beirgarten in the back, upstairs mezzanine, and a second-level porch facing the sunset.
The owners say, “Our expansive farm includes plenty of space for fun, outdoor activities like bocce, corn hole, giant Jenga, and giant beer pong. Or you can take a load off and get comfortable by a fire pit with a fresh ale while watching the sun set.”
With pride in their new community, they use ingredients sourced from local farmers “in sync with the local harvests,” they explain on their website.
In addition to seasonal beers, they will offer a variety of IPAs, farmhouse saisons, German-style lagers, and stouts on tap. The duo notes, “We believe variety is the spice of life, so there will always be something new, unique, exciting, or experimental available.”
For those under 21 and non-beer drinkers, Source Brewery makes cold-brew coffees and handcrafted sodas. If you can’t wait until fall, Source Brewery has released a special handcrafted soda called Fizz, now served exclusively at Frutta Bowls.